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A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Posted by on July 11, 2013

I love historical fiction – and I’m pretty sure I always will. Sharon Biggs Waller has a gorgeous historical fiction YA debut hitting shelves next year that I’m sure will leave me breathless. While the cover snuck onto the web, I’m still excited to reveal the cover for A MAD, WICKED FOLLY. First, here’s what the book’s all about. Check out the beautiful cover (yay, Penguin!) and be sure to enter to win a copy of A MAD, WICKED FOLLY below!

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

Sharon Biggs Waller

Sharon Biggs Waller grew up around artists and developed a passion for Edwardian history and the Pre-Raphaelites when she moved to England in 2000. She did extensive research on the British suffragettes for her novel, A MAD, WICKED FOLLY when she wasn’t working as a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace and as a freelance magazine writer. She also writes non-fiction books about horses under her maiden name, Sharon Biggs. She is a dressage rider and trainer and lives on a 10-acre sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana with her British husband, Mark.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

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25 comments

  1. Love the cover, London is one of my favorite places in the world! It sounds like a really interesting and exciting book too, I love art history.

  2. I'm still not sure how I feel about historical fiction; however, 1909? Yes please! I loved the Luxe series–set in 1900–so I'm pretty sure I'll like 1909. I like that era. (: Thanks for the cool reveal and giveaway!

  3. It sounds absolutely amazing!! I'm seriously excited about it…and I normally don't read this type of book. I also really love the cover. There's something unique about it that I'm drawn to! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  4. I actually like the cover. It looks pretty different from others (very original), so I'd be able to spot it. And the tagline hooked me :)

  5. The cover makes me all kinds of swoony. So beautiful. I will never get tired of pretty dresses on my covers. The story sounds delightful too and I am so excited to read it now.

  6. Historical fiction, a wanna-be artist, and so much more in that synopsis that has me excited to read this one. And the cover is lovely. ^.^ Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I have been wanting this book for FOREVER!!! Historical fiction has always been one of my top 2 genres (going back and forth with SFF between 1 and 2, depending on the year, my mood, etc), and I especially love hist fic set in Great Britain, no matter the time period. I agree with another commenter, one of the aspects of this story that has attracted me to it since I first heard about the book is that the MC takes part in the early feminist movement. (After all, my favorite part of Mary Poppins has always been the scenes with the suffragettes!!) It just all sounds divine, and I can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for the chance to win an early copy!!

    PS – don't worry too much about the cover having snuck onto the internet — you'll always have readers like me who are always blissfully ignorant and who rely on you for awesome cover reveals! :-)

  8. The cover of the book is absolutely dreamy! I would love to read a novel set in this time period. I really look forward to reading it and sharing with my students!

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